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Global and public health and healthcare

Section edited by Shally Awasthi and Anne Lee

This section considers studies of healthcare policy, healthcare provision, and pediatric morbidity and mortality in developing nations.

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  1. Infant colic, characterised by excessive crying/fussing for no apparent cause, affects up to 20% of infants under three months of age and is a great burden to families, health professionals and the health syst...

    Authors: Valerie Sung, Harriet Hiscock, Mimi Tang, Fiona K Mensah, Ralf G Heine, Amanda Stock, Elissa York, Ronald G Barr and Melissa Wake

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:135

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. To determine the etiology, management, bacteriological spectrum and outcome of neonatal patients admitted in Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) and to examine the factors associated with it.

    Authors: Nabeel Manzar, Bushra Manzar, Anum Yaqoob, Muneer Ahmed and Jai Kumar

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:131

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Fecal calprotectin (FC) is an established simple biomarker of gut inflammation. To examine a possible relationship between linear growth and gut inflammation, we compared fecal calprotectin levels in 6 month o...

    Authors: Jin-Rong Liu, Xiao-Yang Sheng, Yan-Qi Hu, Xiao-Gang Yu, Jamie E Westcott, Leland V Miller, Nancy F Krebs and K Michael Hambidge

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:129

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Breastfeeding is a critical component of interventions to reduce child mortality. Exclusive breastfeeding practice is extremely low in South Africa and there has been no improvement in this over the past ten y...

    Authors: Tanya Doherty, David Sanders, Debra Jackson, Sonja Swanevelder, Carl Lombard, Wanga Zembe, Mickey Chopra, Ameena Goga, Mark Colvin, Lars T Fadnes, Ingunn MS Engebretsen, Eva-Charlotte Ekström and Thorkild Tylleskär

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:105

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) is the commonest available analgesic and anti-pyretic. It is readily accessed from pharmacy, patent medicine and provision shops as over the counter drug making it a p...

    Authors: Herbert A Obu, Josephat M Chinawa, Agozie C Ubesie, Christopher B Eke and Ikenna K Ndu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:103

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Despite the policy principle that “children are best cared for at home whenever possible” children continue to have high rates of emergency department (ED) attendance and emergency hospital admission. Communit...

    Authors: Richard G Kyle, Michele Banks, Susan Kirk, Peter Powell and Peter Callery

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:101

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The “Staying Healthy in Child Care” Australian guidelines provide for illness and disease exclusions and encourage vaccination of staff in child care settings, however these requirements are not subject to acc...

    Authors: Kirsty Hope, Michelle Butler, Peter D Massey, Patrick Cashman, David N Durrheim, Jody Stephenson and April Worley

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:98

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Australia is a wealthy developed country. However, there are significant disparities in health outcomes for Aboriginal infants compared with other Australian infants. Health outcomes tend to be worse for those...

    Authors: Sarah J Bar-Zeev, Sue G Kruske, Lesley M Barclay, Naor H Bar-Zeev, Jonathan R Carapetis and Sue V Kildea

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:19

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) increase mortality and morbidity risks for affected infants especially in less developed countries. This study aimed at assessing the effects of systematic pediatric care on neon...

    Authors: George L Wehby, Eduardo E Castilla, Norman Goco, Monica Rittler, Viviana Cosentino, Lorette Javois, Mark Kindem, Hrishikesh Chakraborty, Graca Dutra, Jorge S López-Camelo, Iêda M Orioli and Jeffrey C Murray

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:121

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The majority of children with disability live in low and middle income (LAMI) countries. Although a number of important reviews of childhood disability in LAMI countries have been published, these have not, to...

    Authors: Douglas E Simkiss, Clare M Blackburn, Felix O Mukoro, Janet M Read and Nicholas J Spencer

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:119

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The diagnosis and treatment of Autism in Pakistan occurs in multiple settings and is provided by variety of health professionals. Unfortunately, knowledge and awareness about Autism is low among Pakistani heal...

    Authors: Nazish Imran, Mansoor R Chaudry, Muhammad W Azeem, Muhammad R Bhatti, Zaidan I Choudhary and Mohsin A Cheema

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:107

    Content type: Research article

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